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R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | May 1988 (Japan)
Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.

Director:

Cullen Blaine

Writers:

Cullen Blaine (original story idea), Budd Lewis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Trigg Margaret Trigg ... Sony
Richard Gesswein Richard Gesswein ... Coldyron
Jayne Smith Jayne Smith ... Dr. Steele
James Cole James Cole ... Greg Hutchins
Stan Moore ... Houghtaling
Nanette Kuczek Nanette Kuczek ... Penny Gayle
Brad Overturf Brad Overturf ... Moulie / Gas Station Cashier / R.O.T.O.R. / Diner Toughguy
Shawn Brown Shawn Brown ... Mokie Killion
Michael Hunter Michael Hunter ... Buglar
Victor Kwasnick Victor Kwasnick ... Grotes (as Victor Kawasnick)
Ron Baker Ron Baker ... Glorioso
Diana Hurd Diana Hurd ... Kipster
Bill Blair ... Statum
Bob Lennard Bob Lennard ... Fisherman
Janiece Stamper Janiece Stamper ... Waitress
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Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage. Written by Anonymous

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Judge, Jury, and Executioner.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Steel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The art on the film's videocassette packaging appears to have been plagiarized from promotional artwork for Mad Max (1979). See more »

Goofs

The Isuzu Impulse seen in the climactic lake chase scene is is a different color and has different bumpers and wheels than the car seen earlier in the film. See more »

Quotes

L.A. Scientist: Who are we to create such a thing, heroes and villians?
Captain Barrett Coldyron: The only difference between a hero and a villian is the amount of compensation they take for their services. At our pay scale, I'd say we're closer to heroes.
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Crazy Credits

Willard the Robot receives an end credit, although it is unclear who provided his voice. See more »


Soundtracks

Changing The Channel
Written and Performed by Larry's Dad
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...but it's a TEN on the so-bad-it's funny scale!
11 October 2005 | by myeckSee all my reviews

You've heard the phrase "so bad it's good!" Well, most of the time it isn't true. It's so bad, it's just bad.

But this movie truly IS so bad it's good. The dialog is horrendous and sometimes nonsensical. And they really did try to be clever with it, for instance, there's a scene where the hero is giving a presentation on his robot to some scientists - each scientist's last name, along with the name of the place they work, is the name of a Beach Boy, and the dialog in the scene is full of really labored Beach Boys song references.

Once the robot starts following one woman and she calls the police, none of the decisions made by the hero make any sense at all.

Truly a prize turkey.


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